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Top 3 Youngest Players to Lead Team India in T20 Internationals

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List of Top 3 Youngest Players to Lead Team India in T20 Internationals

Team India are one of the strongest teams in the game of cricket. They are the second most successful team in his game and have won six ICC events in total. That’s why it is not easy to make a debut for India. But the even harder thing is to lead the country at the highest level.

Over the years, there have only been a limited number of players who have led the team at international levels. In T20Is, the Men in Blue have seen a total of 14 captains so far. MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma have led the country to win the T20 World Cup in 2007 and 2024, respectively. It is not easy to lead a team like the Indian team at a young age, but a few players have done it successfully. In this article, we will talk about the top three youngest captains in T20 internationals for the Men in Blue.

List of Top 3 Youngest Players to Lead Team India in T20 Internationals

3. Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill India Captain
Shubman Gill India Captain

Shubman Gill makes an entry on this list. He is now the 14th player to lead India in the T20 internationals. Gill made his captaincy debut against Zimbabwe on July 6, 2024, at Harare Sports Club, leading the second-string team. Gill makes his captaincy debut at the age of 24 years and 302 days. He went past MS Dhoni (26 years, 68 days) and became the third youngest captain to lead in T20Is.

2. Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant India Captain
Rishabh Pant India Captain

Rishabh Pant is one of the established players in Test cricket, but he has yet to prove himself in the white-ball format. He made his T20I captaincy debut in 2022 in the five-match home series against South Africa. However, he lost the first two games as captain but won the next two. Pant captained the team for the first time at the age of 24 years and 248 days.

1. Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina India Captain
Suresh Raina India Captain

The youngest captain for the team in the shorter format is none other than Suresh Raina. The Southpaw has been part of the white format for many years and retired in 2019. Raina led team in three T20Is and won two as a captain. He made his captaincy debut in T20Is in 2015, when he was 23 years and 174 days old. Raina is also the first Indian to score a T20I hundred.

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